Dr. Patricia M. Lawston

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Dr. Patricia M. Lawston

  • POST DOC ASSOCIATE
  • 301.614.5319
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 617
  • GREENBELT , MD 20771
  • Employer: UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
  • Positions/Employment

    1/2017 - Present

    Postdoctoral Associate

    UMD ESSIC and NASA GSFC Hydrological Sciences Lab, Greenbelt, MD
    8/2010 - 1/2017

    Teaching Assistant and Research Fellow

    University of Delaware, Newark, DE

    Education

    Ph.D. Climatology, University of Delaware, 2017
    Dissertation: Impacts of Irrigation on Land-Atmosphere Interactions in High-Resolution Model Simulations

    M.S. Geography, University of Delaware, 2013
    Thesis: Simulating the effects St. Louis urban center on mesoscale convective systems using WRF

    B.S. Meteorology, Mathematics Minor, Millersville University, 2010
     

    Publications

    Refereed

    Lawston, P. M., J. A. Santanello, Jr., T. E. Franz, and M. Rodell. 2017. "Assessment of Irrigation Physics in a Land Surface ModelingFramework using Non-Traditional and Human-Practice Datasets." Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 21: 2953-2966 [10.5194/hess-2017-51]

    Lawston, P. M., J. A. Santanello, and S. V. Kumar. 2017. "Irrigation Signals Detected From SMAP Soil Moisture Retrievals." Geophysical Research Letters, 44 (23): 11,860-11,867 [10.1002/2017gl075733]

    Santanello, J. A., S. V. Kumar, C. D. Peters-Lidard, and P. M. Lawston. 2016. "Impact of Soil Moisture Assimilation on Land Surface Model Spinup and Coupled Land-Atmosphere Prediction." Journal of Hydrometeorology, 17: 517-540 [10.1175/jhm-d-15-0072.1]

    Rauscher, S. A., T. A. O’Brien, C. Piani, et al. E. Coppola, F. Giorgi, W. D. Collins, and P. M. Lawston. 2016. "A multimodel intercomparison of resolution effects on precipitation: simulations and theory." Climate Dynamics, 47 (7-8): 2205-2218 [10.1007/s00382-015-2959-5]

    Lawston, P. M., J. A. Santanello, B. F. Zaitchik, and M. Rodell. 2015. "Impact of irrigation methods on land surface model spinup and initialization of WRF forecasts." Journal of Hydrometeorology, 16: 1135-1154 [doi:10.1175/JHM-D-14-0203.1]

    Publications

    Refereed

    Lawston, P. M., J. A. Santanello, Jr., T. E. Franz, and M. Rodell. 2017. "Assessment of Irrigation Physics in a Land Surface ModelingFramework using Non-Traditional and Human-Practice Datasets." Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 21 2953-2966 [10.5194/hess-2017-51]

    Lawston, P. M., J. A. Santanello, and S. V. Kumar. 2017. "Irrigation Signals Detected From SMAP Soil Moisture Retrievals." Geophysical Research Letters 44 (23): 11,860-11,867 [10.1002/2017gl075733]

    Santanello, J. A., S. V. Kumar, C. D. Peters-Lidard, and P. M. Lawston. 2016. "Impact of Soil Moisture Assimilation on Land Surface Model Spinup and Coupled Land-Atmosphere Prediction." Journal of Hydrometeorology 17 517-540 [10.1175/jhm-d-15-0072.1]

    Rauscher, S. A., T. A. O’Brien, C. Piani, et al. E. Coppola, F. Giorgi, W. D. Collins, and P. M. Lawston. 2016. "A multimodel intercomparison of resolution effects on precipitation: simulations and theory." Climate Dynamics 47 (7-8): 2205-2218 [10.1007/s00382-015-2959-5]

    Lawston, P. M., J. A. Santanello, B. F. Zaitchik, and M. Rodell. 2015. "Impact of irrigation methods on land surface model spinup and initialization of WRF forecasts." Journal of Hydrometeorology 16 1135-1154 [doi:10.1175/JHM-D-14-0203.1]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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